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Sophomore plays goalie for varsity water polo

Reese Komsthoeft, Freelance Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives

Eleven-year-old Grace Wantuck ‘20 watched from the concession stand at SC while her older sister was playing water polo. Her parents told her to give the sport a try, but Wantuck shunned the thought for years. When she finally  jumped in the pool and put a ball in her palm though, she knew water p...

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

Sarah Grier, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Blue ribbons line the streets in Hinsdale and Western Springs to commemorate the life of 10-year-old Brooks Tonn who passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. Tonn was diagnosed with nasal cancer on Dec. 27, 2016 that eventually spread to his spine. Ellie Durkin ‘18, family friend of the Tonn’s, gathered a group...

Sparks fly in light-hearted winter show, Almost, Maine

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

The LTHS Theatre Board will present "Almost, Maine" in the Reber Center at NC on Dec. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. The show consists of nine scenes that all take place at the same time in the same town- the name of which is Almost, Maine. "It's adorable," director Mike Kuehl said. "There's a blend of whimsy ...

Poms team performs touching dance routine

Anna McCormick, Freelance Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusives

Ella Ruston ‘20 and her teammate, Elizabeth Wood ’20, hoped to impress the judges by dancing the powerful message of the song “Praying” at their upcoming poms competition.On Dec. 2, the LT junior varsity poms team went to Gardner South Wilmington High School to compete in its first poms competition ...

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor and News Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Tyreek Hill (Chiefs at Jets Sunday noon): Don’t overthink this one. Although Hill has not found the end zone since Week 9, the fact of the matter is that he’s one of the most explosive players in the league that has the potential to go for a boatload of points each week. The Jets have been a favora...

Boys Varsity Basketball

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports Score

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Lions outlast Bulldogs in Chicago Elite Classic

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two familiar foes faced off in a not-so familiar environment on Friday, Dec. 1 as LT took on Riverside-Brookfield (RB) at the UIC Pavillion. The matchup was just about as even as it could be coming in. Both teams entered after hosting their annual Thanksgiving tournaments and both were at 1-3, ne...

Boys’ swim race towards state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports, Uncategorized

Last year, LT boys swim and dive team became state champions for the second year in a row. They accepted their trophy with bright smiles and feelings of disbelief as the crowd roared and cameras flashed. The whole team lept into the New Trier pool to celebrate the win, because they had done it again....

LT partakes in Secret Santa

Mary Devine, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Pulse

Throughout the month leading up to Thanksgiving break, Student Council and the Rotary Club have been working together to make this Christmas special. An LT tradition for decades, the Secret Santa gift drive has returned once again. On Nov. 29, Student Council delivered over 100 different holiday gifts...

Keep moving forward

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Pulse

During the European Enlightenment of the 18th century, many new philosophical ideas emerged, including the idea of progress. The philosopher’s goal was to improve the human condition through progress in society, technology and politics. Since then, every generation that has followed those enlightened...

Cafecito Bakery satisfies taste buds

Mary Devine, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Pulse

Hidden behind a few trees right across the Stone Avenue train station lies the new coffee shop Cafecito Bakery, located at 703 W. Hillgrove Ave. I consider myself a coffee enthusiast; I have a large iced coffee at Dunkin or a caramel macchiato from Starbucks almost every day.  However, I am open to...

Reach for the stars

Greta Markey, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Pulse

The Red Planet. Most people know Mars as our rust-colored galactic neighbor, but could it also be our only hope? We as humans are consuming natural resources at an increasingly fast rate, the global population continues to grow exponentially and our Earth as a home is quickly becoming a less and less...

Behind the scenes spotlight

Harper Hill and Travis Morales, Reporter and Freelance Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Pulse

Ever since fifth grade, Justin Monarrez ‘18 has been passionate about all things theatre, especially production. Monarrez works year round to run the production cycle of shows. With all this hard work and enthusiasm, he is working towards his dream goal: stage manager for a Broadway show. "I’m ...

Special needs theater maintains tradition

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

Over the last 24 years, Adult Special Needs Drama Teacher Christine Gronhe has been working at LT during the night hours, coming up with new ideas for a performance each year. This year, her team decided to put on “Beauty and the Beast” for the LT community in mid November. “We have great su...

Best Buddies prepares for Holiday Party

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

December 1, 2017


Filed under Pulse

Twenty six days after their bowling party, the Best Buddies club is preparing for its next party: the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. This will include an ugly sweater competition and cookie decorating in the SC Corral on Dec. 8. “Our November event was bowling, and that was a hit,” Best Buddies officer...

AP should stand for A-Political

December 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The College Board: the powerful company that controls the SAT, the PSAT, and AP testing, among other college preparation tests. Most students are probably unaware of the Board’s influence in education or its organizational structure that works to insert politics into the classroom. While the College...

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